Because their test equipment has a regulator built in so they can properly test it, I assume. As John mentioned before it should be capable of putting out more that 14v. 14.5 is nominal when regulated, max should be more that that, 16 > 18 I think. Anyway you know it can put out more than the 11 you see while it's in the car.Originally posted by Marci:
The alternator puts out 14 volts at the auto parts store......how would that happen?